Support Services Senior Officer

United Nations Office for Project Services, Guatemala

Skill Required:, Finance and AccountsHR and Admin
Preferred Experience: 
2 years of relevant work experience
Closing Date for Applications: 
29th November, 2020

Job Description


The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners' peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. UNOPS supports partners to build a better future by providing services that increase the efficiency, effectiveness and sustainability of peace building, humanitarian and development projects. Mandated as a central resource of the United Nations, UNOPS provides sustainable project management, procurement and infrastructure services to a wide range of governments, donors and United Nations organizations. The Support Services Manager reports to the Country Director and leads and guides the Support Services Team in the Honduras Project Office, fosters collaboration within the team as well as the client-oriented approach. The Support Services Manager works in close collaboration with a number of local internal stakeholders, relevant partners as well as colleagues in HQ - to successfully deliver operations services. The Support Services Manager acts as an advisor to Senior Management on all aspects of the office management and operations. This includes strategic financial and human resources management, efficient procurement and logistical services, ICT, transportation and vehicle management, administration and security, in accordance with UNOPS rules and regulations. The main purpose of the role is to ensure the right support is in place for current and upcoming projects, balancing operational and project priorities, whilst ensuring effective, efficient and consistent support service provision across the project portfolio and internally.


Advisory and technical support

  • Procurement support
  • Financial management
  • Human resources management
  • Security Management
  • Administrative and liaison support
  • Information Technology Support
  • Project Planning and Coordination Support
  • For a detailed descritipon of the above please review the attached Terms of Reference



  • Master’s degree, preferably in Business Administration, Public Administration, Management or related field.
  • Bachelor’s degree and additional 2 years of relevant professional experience may be accepted in lieu of a master’s degree.
  • Technical's degree and additional 4 years of relevant professional experience may be accepted in lieu of a master’s degree.


  • Minimum of 2 years of experience (or more depending on the educational background) with operations management or project support services are required
  • Strong background in finance, procurement, logistics or human resources management is highly desirable.
  • Experience in UN rules and regulations, particularly relating to procurement, finance and security management, is a distinct advantage.
  • PRINCE2 Foundation Certification and/or similar project management certification may be considered an advantage.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in written and oral Spanish required.
  • Working level (intermediate) of written/read English is required.


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